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Parliamentary questions
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5 December 2018
E-004863/2018(ASW)
Answer given by High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini
Question reference: E-004863/2018

26 September 2018 marked the fourth anniversary since the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa. The EU has been closely following the investigation from the outset and has on several occasions expressed strong concerns through contacts with authorities and public statements.

The issue has been regularly raised with Mexican counterparts at all levels, both in Mexico City and Brussels, calling for thorough investigation and cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (IGIE) and the follow up mechanism of the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR). The EEAS, through its Delegation, is also following the case of Mr Sandoval. The Ayotzinapa case is also regularly discussed at the bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights, including at the last session which took place on 26 October 2018 in Brussels.

Following elections held on 1 July, Mexico is currently in the process of political transition which will culminate in the inauguration of the new President on 1 December. The President-Elect undertook to create a Truth Commission to investigate all avenues in the Iguala case, once he enters office.

The EU will continue to follow the Iguala case and press for thorough investigation that will make sure that justice is delivered and the real perpetrators are held accountable.

Last updated: 6 December 2018Legal notice